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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

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Curated by Lalie Choffel, ​Contamination pays tribute to thirty years of the radical and unique work of  major artist Antoine D’Agata, exhibiting thirty prints in both colour and black & white, and a video installation.
Concert Hall, HK City Hall, Central

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The esteemed pianist will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37 in a show put on by Le French May and Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
The Haven by Jacada Travel, Central

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This environmentally-conscious exhibit aims to draw attention to the importance of protecting and sustaining our planet.
Rossi & Rossi, Wong Chuk Hang

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Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, Koloman Mosar – these are some of the renowned figures Mondino captures in his irreverent series of portraits that pay tribute to famous artists.
Concert Hall, City Hall, Central

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Inspiring pianist Dang Thai Son rose to prominence when he was awarded first prize in prestigious Warsaw-based contest, though his biopic-like life story that involves surviving the Vietnamese war and learning to play piano in a bomb shelter.

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Presented by HK Cine Fan, this special program will screen ten films by esteemed feminist director Jane Campion, the only female filmmaker who has ever won the prestigious Cannes Palme d’Or.

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This versatile retrospective, organised by HK Cinefan, will screen documentaries and films by Werner Herzog, one of cinema’s most controversial and enigmatic filmmakers.
Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, Central

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The Big Meal is a comedy that captures many meals shared by five generations of a family throughout the years, chronicling their relationships, values, beliefs and more.
The Muse, Hotel Stage basement, Yau Tsim Mong

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One of Hong Kong’s most renowned cinematographers is launching a solo exhibition comprising of various media as well as a two-volume collection on filmmaking.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Central

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This free two-day forum will focus on the study of Buddhist relics, the artistic styles and archaeological discoveries in the core areas of the Silk Road.

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The lively 1935 Henri Sauguet work in which eight dancers explore scenes of peripatetic circus troupe is given a contemporary twist incorporating urban dance and electronic music.
Jewish Community Centre of Hong Kong , Central

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The Helper (2017) by filmmaker Joanna Bowers chronicles the diverse stories from Hong Kong’s migrant domestic workers. This free screening, hosted by the Jewish Film Festival, will be introduced by Bowers.
TKP Conference Centre, Central

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Sharing war stories will be historian Geoffrey Ko, Tsui Yuet-ching, daughter of a Hong Kong Guerrilla fighter and author of The Hong Kong Independent Battalion, and the book’s author Catherine Man.

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The show presents over ten works on paper and paintings by New York-based Loie Hollowell.
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The Library, Duddell's, Central

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Examining new models of making moving image influenced by internet and video game culture, this show juxtaposes works created by local artists with those in the UK.
Galerie du Monde, Central

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Trained by the father of modern ink art Liu Kuo-Sung, the late artist Kwok Hon Sum’s delicate work pays homage to Chinese philosophy while showcasing mastery of colour, concept and brushwork.
Novalis Art and Design Gallery, Wanchai

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Local photographer Chan Dick explores the everyday life of firefighters from the vantage point of his bathroom window, offering an enchanting bird’s eye view of their activity.

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Co-curated by Hong Kong Ballet’s Artistic Director Septime Webre and David Liu, this series of events is set up to provide greater insights into contemporary ballet and the choreographers’ creative processes.

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This two-pronged show features a martial arts moving image work on the upper floor of the black box space, while the lower floor plays host to an installation piece drawing on themes of gender, body modification and applied science.

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Five emerging Hong Kong artists explore the theme “ephemeral” with works that touch on the changes sweeping through cities and life as we know it.

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Independent local theatre group Aurora theatre will perform The 39 Steps, a drama/comedy adapted from the eponymous 1915 novel by John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspense film.
Central Harbourfront Event Space, Central

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Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA combines gravity-defying acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power.
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre, Wan Chai

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Adapted from the children’s book of the same name, Tabby McTat is a rhyming story on friendship, loyalty, music and cats, aimed at children aged three and up.
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Yau Tsim Mong

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This vivacious contemporary ballet show, created by three of the most celebrated international choreographers of our time, will feature classic Beatles songs, jazz-infused dance and more.
Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium, New Territories

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This show, featuring colourful and delicate choreographies, is inspired by five thousand years of dance cultures and other art forms from Imperial China, such as poetry and ink paintings.
Asia Society Hong Kong ,

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From March until June this year, Asia Society will host a monthly screening of films about love in all its forms.
Hong Kong Film Archive, Eastern District

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This retrospective will screen 37 films starring two of Hong Kong’s all-time biggest stars, Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of their passing.
Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre , Wanchai

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Challenging conventional notions of what constitutes a painting, Jane Lee’s lush, abstracted works re-examine the significance of Western painting practices while asserting her own process and culture.
Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts , Wan Chai

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This new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ever-popular musical Evita comes to Hong Kong as part of an international tour.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre, Yau Tsim Mong

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This acclaimed dance show will take you back to the ancient world of emperors, court dancers and warriors, citing archaeological references to their music, etiquette, costume and literature. 

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Alexis Ip, Daphné Mandel, Pete Ross and Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze invite audiences to explore Hong Kong across spheres of space, time, the man-made and the imagined and more.
Gallery Ora Ora, H Queens , Central

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Guangxi-born, Beijing-based artist Huang Dan’s works are infused with the dreamy colour palettes and forms of the impressionists, while taking reference from the Chinese ink art canon.

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Set up by heritage concern group streetsignhk, this exhibition showcases signboard installations and more in a newly openend cha chaan teng. 

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The Blue Road is a comprehensive exhibit surveying different uses of blue in Persian art and history, a colour that has had widespread appeal and significance through centuries and across Asia.
Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre , Wan Chai

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After its successful debut in 2017, the Cantonese version of tragicomedy The Truth — which tells the story of adultery as experienced by two middle-aged couples —  will come back to the Shouson Theatre for a rerun.

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This site-specific show was created specifically for the city by Berlin-based artist Leila Hekmat, and will extend into an exhibit of costumes and photographs reflecting the performance.
Taikoo Place, Hong Kong Island

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This family-friendly pop-up market encourages healthy and sustainable living through workshops and fresh produce.

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One of Hong Kong’s biggest annual events, Le French May is back with two months of music, theatre, film, art and food events held throughout the city.

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A major figure in the Arte Povera movement in Italy that strove to offset the fading of memory by juxtaposing the old and new, Kounellis’ practice encompassed a wide range of materials and mediums, converging paint, sculpture and performance.

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Discover and capture Hong Kong’s myriad of old and new sights with this newly launched polaroid walking workshop.
Alisan Fine Arts , Central

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Showcasing over twenty recent ink-and-wash depictions of the French countryside,  this is the first Hong Kong solo exhibit of Chinese-born French painter Shan Weijun.
Blindspot Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang

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Artist Lai Lon Hin surreptitiously snaps banal scenes with his smartphone, in a series of works raising questions about media and perspective in contemporary society.

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This exhibit brings together works by two noted contemporary American artists, who are exhibiting in Hong Kong for the first time.
1/F Chao Shao-an Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Sha Tin

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This exhibit demonstrates how the tender friendship between master painters Chao Shao-an and Yang Shanshen inspired the moving and forward-thinking art they created together.  

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Opie presents a series of photographs shot in Yosemite National Park in California, alongside a series of ceramic sculptures that demonstrate a new direction in her practice.   .

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American-British artist Sarah Morris continues her exploration of urban environments and the tensions between social space, identity and power with a series of new paintings.

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Collaborating with influential gallery Denise René from Paris, Hong Kong gallery Puerta Roja offers a kaleidoscopic look at the Kinetic and Op art movement through 20th and 21st century incarnations.
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum, Yau Tsim Mong

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Eight classic Chinese opera films will be screened as a part of the Chinese Opera Festival 2018.
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University Of Hong Kong, Southern District

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This exhibition offers a window into 1930s China through the captivating work of Swiss photo-journalist Walter Bosshard, who was one of the earliest journalists to record this critical decade in Chinese and world history.
Chuen Lung Village, Tsuen Wan

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Inspired by the uniqueness of the Hakka village at the foot of Tai Mo Shan, thirteen artists produce site-specific works meditating on life and the passing of time in this rustic, far-flung corner of Hong Kong.
Movie Movie Cityplaza , TaiKoo Shing

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Office workers wanting to squeeze in a bit of cinema time to their 9-5 can do so at a discounted price at CityPlaza, which is introducing a new program with a range of films.
Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema, Eastern District

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Presented by the Hong Kong Film Archive, this program will screen six pairs of movie adaptations of Chinese literary classics, including the lauded 1993 film Farewell My Concubine starring Leslie Cheung.

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Organised by the Hong Kong Film Archive, ‘In Search of Love’ presents thirteen Cantonese and Mandarin movies from the 1950s and 60s starring famous on-screen duos.

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This programme presents monthly screenings of German films centred around themes of war, disaster, anarchy, politics, and more.
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, Central

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Russian violinist Kirill Troussov (b. 1982), who is widely recognised as one of the leading soloists of his generation, teams up with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong for a performance of Concerto for Violin, Op.64 by Mendelssohn and more.  
University Museum and Art Gallery, Sai Wan

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This exhibit offers a curious window into the religious iconography of the Church of the East, showcasing ancient Nestorian crosses ( 12th-13th centuries) found in north-west China.

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